Contact Us:
2477 Kenworth Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 5K4
Tel 250-758-7777
Fax 250-758-7789
info@recycling.bc.ca

Hours of operation:
Open seven days a week
 
Drop-off Recyclables:
      Mon-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm
 
Community Market:
      Mon-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm

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What We Take

We ACCEPT these items at the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange Society:

Items Price Comment
6-can plastic rings No charge. 6-pack rings.
Aluminum No charge. Must be composed of 30% metal.
Aluminum foil No charge. Muse be clean.
Antifreeze No charge.
Audio-visual and consumer equipment No charge.
Bag-in-a-box wine or juice containers No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation. Please include bag with box.
Batteries (any size) No charge.
Beer cans No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Beverage containers No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Books No charge.
Bottles No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Box board No charge.
Car batteries No charge.
Cell phones No charge.
Cereal boxes No charge.
Computer accessories No charge.
Computers No charge.
Diesel $.84/litre
Electronic tools No charge.
Electronic appliances No charge.
Flammable liquids No charge.
Fluorescent lamps No charge.
Fluorescent tubes No charge.
Food cans No charge.
Gasoline No charge. Must be brought in OSHA-approved safety containers (i.e. jerrycan).
Glass bottles No charge.
Glass jars No charge.
Grass Charged by volume. $5 minimum charge.
Heat transfer fluids No charge.
Hydraulic fluids No charge.
Ink jet cartridges No charge.
Juice box No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Laminating paper No charge. Recycled in plastic bags bin.
Large appliances No charge.
Latex-based paint No charge.
Lawn & garden waste Charged by volume. $5 minimum charge.
Lawn mower No charge. Reusable condition could be accepted in market – Otherwise recycle in metal bin.
Lead No charge. Recycled in metal bin.
Lead-acid batteries No charge.
Leaves Charged by volume. $5 minimum charge.
Light bulbs No charge.
Light fixtures No charge.
Lighting equipment No charge.
Magazines No charge.
Mercury thermostat No charge.
Metal No charge. Must be composed of 30% metal.
Microwave No charge.
Milk containers No charge.
Motor oil No charge.
Newspaper No charge.
Oil No charge.
Oil filters No charge.
Oil-based paint No charge.
Outdoor tools No charge.
Packing peanuts No charge. Drop off in market so we may arrange reuse.
Padded bubble envelope No charge. Must have plastic and paper separated.
Paint No charge.
Paint Cans No charge.
Paint strippers containing methylene chloride No charge.
Paper No charge.
Pesticides (Domestic) No charge.
Petroleum-derived oils No charge.
Pie plates No charge.
Plastic No charge. #1, 2, 4, 5, 7 acceptedno #3, or 6 plastic please.
Plastic bags No charge.
Plastic beverage containers No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Plastic bottles No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Pop cans No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Porcelain Charge depending on size and item. Sinks $3, Toilets $5.
Plumbing fixtures No charge.
Printers No charge.
Propane tanks No charge.
Pyrex No charge.
Sinks $3.00/sink Porcelain.
Small appliances No charge.
Smoke alarms No charge.
Solvent No charge.
Solvent-based paint No charge.
Styrofoam No charge. All white and bulky styrofoam, no construction materials, no packing peanuts.
Synthetic oils No charge.
Tarps No charge. Please remove metal eyelets first, drop-off in plastic bags bin.
Telephone books No charge.
Television sets No charge.
Tetra-pak juice boxes No charge. No refund given, accepted as donation.
Thermostats No charge.
Tires $2/tire.
Toilets $5.00/toilet Porcelain toilets accepted with rebate program, see office staff for paperwork.
Transmission fluids No charge.
Tree trimmimgs and limbs Charged by volume. $5 minimum charge.
Used lubricating oil No charge.
Used oil containers No charge.
Vegetable oil No charge.
Wood $0.19/kg. All lumber and treated wood accepted.
Yard & garden waste Charged by volume. $5 minimum charge.

 

We do NOT ACCEPT these items at the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange Society:

Item Recommended Action
Compost Contact ICC.
Construction materials Contact ReStore Building Supplies.
Cosmetic & beauty products Take back to Retailer for disposal suggestion.
Drugs, medicines & other health products Take to local pharmacy for proper disposal.
Fire extinguishers Take to local fire department. If proven to be completely empty, may be disposed of in Nanaimo Recycling Exchange metal bin.
Food waste Use the curbside collection green bin.
Household waste Contact Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.
Kleenex Can be composted in green bin. Contact ICC for more information.
Mattresses May be returned to Sl C Canada if in good condition.
Medicine & packaging Take to local pharmacy for proper disposal.
Mercury Contact Hetherington Industries Ltd.
Needles Most drugstores accept sharps for free disposal.
Paper towel Can be composted in green bin. Contact ICC for more information.
Pencils Must be disposed of as garbage. Contact Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.
Pet products Contact Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.
Pizza boxes Can be composted in green bin. Contact ICC for more information.
PVC piping Preferrably contact ReStore Building Supplies in Nanaimo for reuse. Otherwise, Contact Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.
Vinyl Contact Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill.

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